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Author Foley, Erin, 1967- author.
Title Costa Rica / Erin Foley, Barbara Cooke, and Tatiana Ryckman.
Pub Info New York : Cavendish Square Publishing, 2017.
Rating
book jacket
LOCATION CALL # STATUS 
 Edgartown-Children Coll.  J 972.86 FOL     AVAILABLE
 Nantucket-Childrens  J 972.86 FOL     AVAILABLE
 Orleans-Children's Room  J 910 CULT Costa Rica     AVAILABLE
Edition Third Edition.
Descript 144 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Cultures of the world
Cultures of the world (third edition)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (page 142) and index.
Contents Costa Rica today -- Geography. Geographical regions -- Geography and climate -- Environment and wildlife -- Human habitats -- History. Discovering Costa Rica -- Spanish conquest -- Early elite -- Colonial period -- A move for independence -- Simón Bolívar -- A young nation -- Civil war and revolution -- The modern period -- Political and economic crises -- Government. National government -- Foundations and regulations -- Local government -- National security -- Economy. Facts and figures -- Economic setbacks -- Exports and assets -- Industry -- Tourism -- Transportation and communications -- Environment. Natural protection -- Deforestation -- National parks and conservation -- Waste management -- Drinking water and marine life -- Agricultural impact -- Costa Ricans. Diversity -- Indigenous peoples -- Other cultures -- Society and status -- Socioeconomic classes -- Dress -- Lifestyle. Etiquette -- Friends and family -- Gender roles -- Rural and urban lifestyles -- Housing -- Health and longevity -- Major events -- Religion. National religion -- Spiritual revival -- Places of worship -- Other religions -- Traditional beliefs and folklore -- Folk medicine -- Language. Evolution of a language -- Ticos -- Cultural norms -- Common expressions -- Forms of address -- Arts. Performing arts -- Music -- Dance -- Theater -- Literature -- Visual art -- Folk arts -- Leisure. Recreation -- Community and communications -- Diversions -- Festivals. Religious holidays -- Secular holidays -- Celebrating with family and friends -- Fiestas cívicas -- Fiestas patronales -- Food. Cooking at home -- Common ingredients -- A typical meal -- Specialties -- Beverages -- Holiday meals -- Marketplaces -- Map of Costa Rica -- About the economy -- About the culture -- Timeline -- Glossary.
Summary Costa Rica is a diverse Latin American country with flourishing wildlife and ecotourism opportunities. This book gives an in-depth study of the country, examining what makes the country unique.
Subject Costa Rica -- Juvenile literature.
Add Author Cooke, Barbara, 1966- author.
Ryckman, Tatiana, author.
Related To Online version: Foley, Erin, 1967- Costa Rica. New York : Cavendish Square Publishing, [2017] 9781502626035 (DLC) 2016057662
ISBN 9781502626103 (library bound)
1502626101 (library bound)
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